left Xtraordinary Living At Its Best: Why Learning A New Skill Is Like Having A Baby

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New Visitor? Like what you read? Then please subscribe to my RSS Blog Feed or sign up for Free Email Updates. Thanks for Visiting!

Why Learning A New Skill Is Like Having A Baby

Welcome to the Infant Freebase album coverImage via Wikipedia

I recently came across and article that I felt was very appropriate for the "time challenged" among us.

One of the reasons people are always looking for shortcuts is because there is so much more to do than we have time for. Therefore we are always running short on time and putting things off until some magical "later" when we will have time.

Imagine you just had a baby. And that baby demanded your attention. At 3am. At 6am. At 9am. What are you going to do? Are you simply going to turn back the clock? Or tend to the baby?

If you speak to parents of newborns they are never ever prepared for the onslaught of time.

It’s like their fortress of sleep and sanity has been invaded. They can’t focus; they can’t keep awake. And no matter how many times you tell them to be prepared for the sleepless nights, they can never ever be prepared. The first time they understand what it means to be in a perpetual emergency state is when they actually have the baby.


Reblog this post [with Zemanta]